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openSUSE 10.2 in VirtualBox

Posted 01-23-2020 at 10:22 PM by wagscat123
Updated 01-25-2020 at 03:28 PM by wagscat123

openSUSE 10.2 was released on December 7, 2006. The SUSE Linux distribution was renamed to openSUSE with this version. Of note as well, the Novell-Microsoft deal that was intended to protect SUSE Linux users should the SCO lawsuits have gone south was signed the month before, and drove many in the FOSS community away and/or against anything related to Novell or SUSE (what "cancelled" looked like before Twitter).

Both desktops saw new custom application menus that were a customization specific to openSUSE. KDE introduced the Kicker menu, which is an application menu separated by tabs at the buttom into different categories. This menu built for openSUSE would go on to become the default menu in upstream KDE from version 4.0 onwards.The button to pull up the application menu also immpresively changed colors when you hovered over it.

Although included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, this was the first version of openSUSE to include the "slab" menu in GNOME, which had a menu that showed recent or favorite application with access to system utilities on the side. At once nifty and annoying, for more applications you would click the "More applications" button, and a window with more applications for you to choose from would show up.

One can google the fate of ReiserFS and its developer Hans Reiser around this time, but the default file system was changed from ReiserFS to ext3 with this release. This release also shipped with Firefox 2.0.

When setting up this version of openSUSE, in VirtualBox's new Virtual Machine wizard I selected "openSUSE (32-bit)" as the operating system. I additionally suggest, to make your life easier, to go into the Input menu and unselect "Mouse Integration".

Back one, SUSE Linux 10.1:
Next up, openSUSE 10.3:
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